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Eltekon meaning

אלתקן

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🔼The name Eltekon in the Bible

The name Eltekon occurs only once in the Bible. It's mentioned as one of a cluster of six towns in the hill country of Judah (Joshua 15:59).

🔼Etymology of the name Eltekon

The name Eltekon consists of two parts, the first one being אל, El, the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:

The second part of our name appears to derive from the verb תקנ (taqan), meaning to make or become straight:

🔼Eltekon meaning

For a meaning of the name Eltekon, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Founded By God and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes God The Foundation.

These sources apparently feel that they should interpret the verb תקנ (taqan) according to its Chaldean twist, which means to found or provide with a base rather than to make straight as it does in Hebrew. Here at Abarim Publications we don't find that necessary, and would translate our name with God Makes Straight or God Sorts Out (after Ecclesiastes 12:9).

BDB Theological Dictionary does not suggest an interpretation of this name and lists it alphabetically (not even under אל, El or אלהים, Elohim).